Rebecca's Story

Rebecca Yuhasz SmithIt is no surprise that Rebecca Yuhasz Smith of Rebecca Ray Designs chose to focus on the sporting life. Her family celebrates a lengthy history of adventure, art, and most importantly, animals. Not only is Rebecca a third generation English Setter fancier, she also raises top show dogs and is an accomplished equestrian. Throughout her life, Rebecca has amassed a collection of sporting art, vintage fabrics, jewelry and paper ephemera. Creating a lifestyle company that incorporates her collections and passion for animals is her way of sharing her interests. 

It only seems fitting that as the business has grown, Rebecca has included family and friends who share her passion. From the harness makers who bench-make our leather designs to the sales team who ride and show world-class horses, a team of sporting enthusiasts work side by side to develop Rebecca Ray products. 

Today, through the use of authentic equestrian hardware, responsibly tanned leather, traditional handwork, and the finest quality fabrics, RRD reflects the spirit of the Sporting Lifestyle: nostalgic, modern and timeless. Uniquely American. 

Rebecca Yuhasz Smith  lives and works in bucolic Chagrin Falls, Ohio, where she and her husband Derek and young daughter Elizabeth are restoring a historic 35 acre farm. Their small menagerie of eleven show dogs, three horses, two ponies, four English Lop bunnies and four cats, along with Rebecca Ray Designs keeps them hopping.